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Ben Te’o and Billy Vunipola escape World Cup punishment over late night

• England pair apologised to squad after breaking protocol• Tuilagi set for first Leicester start since signing new contractEddie Jones will not hold the breach of team protocol against Ben Te’o and Billy Vunipola when selecting his World Cup training …

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Why Manu Tuilagi’s Racing snub is a victory for Leicester and England | Ugo Monye

Centre’s decision will only benefit the player in the long term as he looks to finish off an impressive Six Nations campaignIt is a badly-kept secret that some players have made a point of being spotted at French clubs in an attempt to boost their wage…

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Manu Tuilagi signs new Leicester deal to end speculation over England future

• England centre had been in discussions with Racing 92• Any move to France could have ended World Cup hopesThe England centre Manu Tuilagi has ended speculation about his future by signing a new deal with Leicester.Tuilagi’s previous contract with the…

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Bath’s Rhys Priestland shows precision with boot to sink Saracens

• Bath 18-9 Saracens• Sale thrash Leicester 32-5 after Kalamafoni dismissalBath’s fly-half, Rhys Priestland, kicked six penalties as his side finally managed to hold on to a lead to topple second-placed Saracens 18-9 in the Gallagher Premiership on Fri…

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Exeter’s Sean Lonsdale fends off Sale as Joe Ford kicks Leicester past Wasps

• Sale 14-20 Exeter; Leicester 19-14 Wasps• Lonsdale comes off bench to seal win for league leadersExeter remain top of the Gallagher Premiership as the Chiefs provided a hammer-blow to Sale Sharks’ top-four ambitions following a 20-14 triumph at the A…

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Wales lose Cory Hill for Six Nations in blow to grand slam hopes

• Adam Beard and Jake Ball are options for Scotland game• Leicester’s Mathew Tait forced to retire by achilles injuryWales have suffered a blow to their hopes of securing the grand slam with news that the lock Cory Hill will miss the remainder of the S…

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Eddie Jones: I won’t try to talk Manu Tuilagi out of making France exit

• Tuilagi set to sign for Racing 92 in £800,000-a-year deal• England coach says it’s ‘not his job’ to change player’s mindManu Tuilagi will bring a premature end to his England career with Eddie Jones’s blessing if he makes a lucrative move to Racing 9…

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David Strettle try helps Saracens to the top of Premiership

• Saracens 33-10 Leicester• Tigers overwhelmed in second halfSaracens needed a bonus-point win to retake their position at the top of the table, so that was what they took. For the majority of the match a bonus point, at least of the attacking variety,…

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Jonny May’s two tries against his old club take Leicester past Gloucester

• Leicester 34-16 Gloucester• Jonah Holmes and George Ford also score tries for the TigersTwo tries from Jonny May against his former club and one each for Jonah Holmes and George Ford propelled Leicester to a welcome bonus-point win over Gloucester, w…

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Sam Underhill’s injury takes the edge off Bath’s victory over Leicester

• Bath 23-16 Leicester• Back-to-back wins send hosts up to fifthAll of sudden things are looking up for Bath. Back-to-back victories, the latest gutsy but every bit deserved, put them fifth going into the new year and with a spring in their step, even …

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Rugby union: talking points from the Premiership’s weekend action

How long can Worcester allow Ben Te’o to twiddle his thumbs in the stand, could a rare defeat now galvanise Saracens and Sale would surely love Robert du Preez to stay onWorcester’s marquee player, Ben Te’o, got no closer to the pitch than the stand de…

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Jonah Holmes helps Leicester defeat Harlequins to end losing run

• Leicester 35-24 Harlequins• Murphy marks permanent appointment with much-needed winThe losing run ends at eight. Leicester marked the start of Geordan Murphy’s tenure as permanent head coach with a bonus point win, much as they did the start of his t…

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Geordan Murphy’s priority is to show what it means to be a Tiger

Leicester were once considered to be rugby’s Manchester United but ebbing of passion on the pitch has led to falling gatesLeicester announced Geordan Murphy had been promoted from interim to permanent coach hours just after Manchester United had sacked…

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Geordan Murphy’s priority is to show what it means to be a Tiger

Leicester were once considered to be rugby’s Manchester United but ebbing of passion on the pitch has led to falling gatesLeicester announced Geordan Murphy had been promoted from interim to permanent coach hours just after Manchester United had sacked…

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Geordan Murphy appointed Leicester coach despite dismal run

• Tigers have lost eight games on the bounce• ‘We are working hard to improve performances and results’Geordan Murphy has been appointed as Leicester’s permanent head coach despite a run of eight straight defeats which has left the Tigers at “their low…

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Rugby union: talking points from the European Champions Cup

Gloucester dogged by inconsistency, Edinburgh and Glasgow head for the last eight and Leinster have look of championsThe pool of champions has polarised. Leinster, for all Toulouse’s attempts to recapture past glories, are the team in control, even if …

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Eighth defeat in a row all but ends Leicester’s Champions Cup hopes

• Leicester 11-34 Racing 92Leicester’s hopes of reaching the knockout phase of the Champions Cup are all but over following a 34-11 defeat by Racing 92 at Welford Road.The Tigers were overwhelmed in a blistering first quarter from Racing with tries by …

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Manu Tuilagi: ‘I always expect to be good and that is the pressure’

The Leicester centre is feeling the benefit of sessions with a sports psychologist and expects his team’s fortunes to improve quickly despite a torrid start to the Premiership seasonManu Tuilagi is reflecting on a run of injuries that have plagued his …

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Champions Cup preview: Carbery to start for Munster; Kruis back at Saracens

• Graham Kitchener makes return for Leicester• Newcastle ring changes against Edinburgh Related: Premiership clubs in danger of building mental block about Europe | Robert Kitson Continue reading…

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Leicester hope Manu Tuilagi will put passion for club before cash

• Leicester fear centre could be lured away next summer • ‘I think his heart is in a Tigers’ shirt,’ says Geordan MurphyGeordan Murphy is hoping Manu Tuilagi’s passion for Leicester will keep the England centre at Welford Road next season.The 27-year …